I tend to neglect Little Owls on this blog, so heres a few pics to redress the balance.
They seem to sense the days getting longer - sitting out for longer spells & enjoying the sun when it shines
Heres a half a one in a declining Oak:-
heres a clearer view:-
I regularly watch them in local quarries, where territorial boundarys seem at best vague - infact its sometimes difficlt to tell how many birds are present.
The appearance of a Fox at dusk results in a round of alarm calls & lots of activity - the owl neighbours seem to forget their differences while they keep a collective eye on the common enemy - the Fox also lives here & the seemingly vertical walls are no obstacle & unfledged juvs are certainly on the menu in June !
heres the "Stalagmite" :-
and heres who "built it" ! :-